Ju­ly 29, 1857, Claremont, New Hampshire.

Ju­ly 5, 1923, Beijing, China.

Beijing, China, and likely interred there. There is a grave marker, a memorial, in the Trinity Churchyard, Holderness, New Hampshire.


Lorin was the son of Lorin Atkins Webster and Sophronia Pierce, and husband of Jennie Josephine Adams (married 1884).

He was educated at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire (AB 1880, AM 1883); Berkeley Divinity School, Middletown, Con­nec­ti­cut (1883); and Trinity College, Con­nec­ti­cut (LDH 1908). He composed several musical pieces, and served as headmaster of the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire (1892–1922).

He was ordained deacon and priest of the Episcopal Church in 1883 and immediately became master of Holderness School, Plymouth, New Hampshire, serving there for a year, when he became rector of St. Mark’s Parish at Ashland. In 1892, he became rector and headmaster of Holderness School. He remained in that position until 1922 when he resigned to take up work in China.

In 1903, Webster established Camp Wachusett for boys at Little Squam Lake in Holderness, New Hampshire (the camp later moved to Lake Hortonia, Hubbardton, Vermont). He was the president of the New Educational council (1908–10); the New Hampshire Schoolmasters (1908–09); of the Grafton County Agricultural Fair Association (1896–1909); the New Hampshire Teachers’ Association (1899–1902); a member of the Phi Upsilon fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, A.F. & A.M. He published a book of poems, Chips from a Busy Workshop.

In August 1922, Webster and his wife left New Hampshire for Beijing. He had accepted the professorship of English in the Peking Union Medical College, where his son, Dr. Jerome Webster was assistant surgeon in the hospital connected with the college.

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